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Judy Garland-Judy Davis-take your pick
Hap Trout (HapRay) from Grants Pass, OR
11 September 2006
Once in a great while, a bio-pic really gets it right. This is one of
those "whiles". Not only was Judy Garland a legend, alive or dead,
asking an actress to take on this all-encompassing role, is truly a
reach. Whoever found Judy Davis, a consummate actress in her own right,
should be given a separate trophy for casting.
The multi-faceted career of the great Garland would be tough enough to
imagine as an actress, but to go out an DO what Davis did to this
characterization, almost defies the word, "talent". She IS Judy
Garland, in every scene throughout the film.
She shows you the person inside the "star", and the studio-created nova
that had audiences screaming for more and more. She strove to give them
that, and she paid for it dearly, with personal anguish and a reliance
on drugs that eventually killed her. She became the "property" of the
public and while in her earlier years, she enjoyed that acclaim, it ate
her up later in her movie life.
If you knew ANYTHING at all about Judy Garland, you MUST watch this
tour-de-force by the amazing Judy Davis. As I pointed out in the
heading, in this film, they are one and the same.
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